Explain what is meant by the statement “In studying other cultures, we do so very often from the perspective of our own culture.”

Communication and culture

Explain what is meant by the statement “In studying other cultures, we do so very often from the perspective of our own culture.”

Explain how and why communication and culture are linked.

Why is it said that much of culture is invisible?

Explain what is meant by the phrase “Communication is contextual.” Can you think of examples of how context has influenced your behavior?

How does intercultural communication differ from everyday forms of communication?

Making inferences about a culture different from your own can often be problematic. Can you think of examples when a lack of information forced you to make the wrong inference?

What are some common misconceptions regarding human communication?

What are some ways cultures differ in the way they listen?

Explain what is meant by the statement “In studying other cultures, we do so very often from the perspective of our own culture.”